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St. Louis
United States
38° 37' 37.2108" N, 90° 11' 57.8544" W
US
Organization Overview: 

Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity (M-SLICE) advocates for inclusive and equitable public policies, and the allocation of public and private investments to transition traditionally underserved communities into healthy and vibrant places to live, work, and play throughout Metro St. Louis. Since inception, our work has focused on the Northside of St. Louis to address disparities of environmental justice and climate equity, the unbanked and underbanked, Community Reinvestment Act, civic engagement, and equitable community and economic development practices.

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The San Juan Bay (Puerto Rico) National Estuary Program used EPA’s publication, “Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans” to create a risk-based climate change vulnerability assessment. This video describes some climate change impacts that are already affecting San Juan, documents why the San Juan Bay National Estuary Program undertook this vulnerability assessment project, and explains the benefits of conducting the study.

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The need for municipalities, regional planning organizations, the state and federal agencies to increase resilience and adapt to extreme weather events and mounting natural hazards is strikingly evident along the coast of Connecticut. Recent events such as Tropical Storm Irene, the Halloween Snow Storm, and Storm Sandy have reinforced this urgency and compelled leading communities like the Town of Madison to proactively plan and mitigate potential risks through a community-driven process.

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Madison Town Campus
8 Campus Drive
06443 Madison , CT
United States
41° 17' 44.232" N, 72° 34' 35.0328" W
Connecticut US
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Project Summary

The Madison Hazards and Community Resilience Workshops: Summary of Findings report is the culmination of an engagement process focused on comprehensively reducing risk and improving resilience in the Town of Madison, Connecticut through a community-driven process. This effort identified the top priority adaptation actions for the town derived through stakeholder consensus.

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94510 Benicia , CA
United States
38° 2' 57.714" N, 122° 9' 30.8808" W
California US

Project Summary

Benicia is a waterfront community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is home to a thriving arts community, beautiful weather and scenic vistas, a downtown full of charming boutiques and antique shops, and an industrial park and port that provide jobs to Benicia residents. However, all of this is threatened by the impacts of future climate change. Sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme temperatures are projected to increase significantly over the coming decades.

Location

9300 Lee Highway
22031 Fairfax , VA
United States
38° 52' 20.4312" N, 77° 15' 55.854" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

ICF International provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. We strive to maximize beneficial impact—for people, businesses, and governments—in areas that matter. As trusted partners, we advise, execute, and innovate to provide lasting solutions to our clients' and society's most challenging issues.

Location

250 East L Street
94510 Benicia , CA
United States
38° 3' 9.0324" N, 122° 9' 12.3264" W
California US
Organization Overview: 

The coastal City of Benicia is located in Solano County, California.

The Community Sustainability Commission (CSC)

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Salem recognizes the importance of being prepared for climate change and has produced this Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan (Plan). The Plan investigates some of the most serious climate change impacts, the resulting stresses to different sectors in the City, and outlines project ideas to address some of the most critical issues. The goal for this plan is to identify immediate, actionable adaptation priorities, and incorporate these into existing and future projects and policies.

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Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program is working to educate communities on adapting to climate change. Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, discusses her work on equity indicators and applications.

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The Urban Land Institute convened its first major meeting focused on resilience on September 4–5, 2014. The San Francisco conference brought together several hundred leading real estate, development, finance, planning, and policy professionals to explore strategies for building resilient cities.

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